Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Day Without

Imagine a day without art.  I mean all art.  Not just Picasso.  Or Schubert.  Or Baryshnikov.  I mean, a day without the art that exists in your daily life––the art that you take for granted.  Because that is art, too.  I am talking about the music you download to on your iPod.  The film you rent from Netflicks.  The image you "borrow" from the web.  Let's imagine, just for a moment, that all art disappears.  You are standing in the elevator going up five stories, and it is completely silent because, well, there is no music playing in the background.  You are walking into an office building, and you are surrounded by bland beige because, well, there are no paintings to give the walls any color.  

You get my drift. . .

We take art for granted because it is so much a part of us.  But without the support for the arts, active support, it can go away because it takes an artist to make art.  And artists and their art need support.  Here is where the Arts of Clark County (AOCC) comes in.  We have been formed to promote, encourage, and enhance creative expression and artistic opportunities in Clark County and Southwest Washington. And what's more, we support all forms of art—music, theatre, dance, and literary, visual, and media art—and work to ensure that arts experiences are inclusive of individuals of all ages and backgrounds. 

We encourage you to support the arts.  Attend.  Listen.  Donate.  Volunteer.  Expand Access.  Get Involved.  See.  And  participate.  Without your help, we all just may find ourselves one day without it.  How silent and bland our lives will be.

You can find out more about the AOCC and the art of Clark County by visiting our website.  


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